The same problem I’ve had with Taylor Swift forever: I almost unabashedly like her music and then I hear the first line of “22” and it’s like ugh, no, shut the fuck up.
“I Knew Your Were Trouble” is Rhianna meets dubstep meets Avril Lavigne with a tinge of country and it is the weirdest fucking thing.
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I can’t do Internet radio. I’ve tried them all and the only one that ever serves me remotely well is last.fm. I’m not willing to pay $10/mo to get that on my phone either, though. I thought Pandora sucked when it was new and it has gotten better, but just barely. It’s still my last resort. Some unknown station played Kaki King -> acoustic Barenaked Ladies -> Sia...
vaguelyus: WWCRJD? Our very own Nicki created a great mix with an even better title. Check it out. Haha, oh yeah, this happened too.
Metronomy - Everything Goes My Way I have to...
Sister Crayon - Below This sounds kind of like...
Pavement - Starlings of the Slipstream This is my...
Robyn - Dancing On My Own I was going to listen...
Lana del Rey - Off To The Races Fuck it....
Annie - Heartbeat This is the best song for being...
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I just uploaded Lizzy Grant’s 2010 album for my 16 year old sister. Here’s the link in case anyone else is curious what she sounded like before she put collagen in her lips and rebranded herself as the “gangsta Nancy Sinatra” Lana Del Rey.
THESE ARE SOME 2011 ALBUMS I ENJOYED
I’m not even going to bother trying to rank them because I overthink it and it takes forever and no one really cares. This is just a list because I like lists. Emperor X - Western Teleport Destroyer - Kaputt M83 - Hurry Up We’re Dreaming The Rosebuds - Loud Planes Fly Low Real Estate - Days Bill Callahan - Apocolypse Thao & Mirah - Thao & Mirah Trentemøller -...
thebronzemedal: Leavves ~ Video Games (Lana Del...
Midnight Oil - Kosciusko This is definitely...
The Visitations - Jonathan Asshole About three...
This is the best thing I’ve ever read on...
Sia - Breathe Me Lavender Diamond - New Ways of Living Destroyer - New Ways of Living Marnie Stern - The Package is Wrapped Marnie Stern - For Ash Hefner - Hymn for the Cigarettes
Bibio - Take Off Your Shirt I imagine that if...
Marnie Stern - For Ash I’m finally...
Mellowdrone - Fashionably Uninvited I love tracks...
Destroyer - Kaputt This song’s real good,...
Memory Tapes - Today Is Our Life My first...
My only slightly belated top 15 albums of 2010
I’ve included minimal descriptions due to laziness, but there are mp3s of my favorite track from each album to make up for it. 1. The Books - The Way Out If you’re not familiar with The Books, where have you been? They’re even on tumblr. The Books - Free Translator 2. Robyn - Body Talk It took me a while to get into this, but I haven’t stopped listening since....
Top 10 Songs of 2010 until I inevitably change my...
I always think I really like lists, but truthfully I completely suck at them because I can’t make decisions. I’ll add files and am in the process of making mixes of my favorite songs from this year, which I’ll get to because I’m using this list as proof that I can finish what I started. 1. Teen Daze - Wet Hair (I realize this is a cover of a song from 2009 and I...
Mr Cooper - Ten
Finals time is here, which means doing everything possible to make myself actual study. One of the most important aspects of that, naturally, is music. Picking the wrong thing to listen to can completely kill any chance of productivity. These are my albums for choice for studying this season, for their ability to be calming but not somnolent, while also not being distracting or annoying (I always...